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Subject: RE: setup changes to build standalone
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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:17:03 +1000
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g DOT r DOT vansickle AT worldnet DOT att DOT net>,
"Cygwin-Apps" <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary R. Van Sickle [mailto:g DOT r DOT vansickle AT worldnet DOT att DOT net] 
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 2:25 PM

> > On a separate but related topic, I'd like to automakeise (is that a
> > word) setup - if there are no objections from the other 
> contributors.
> No, on the contrary I think that's a great idea.  Raw 
> Makefile.in's scare the hell out of me. ;-)

Heh. The main things I get from automake is
a) make dist. I _love_ this so much it ain't funny.
b) all the 'stock' rules - so that things like make clean _always_ hit
all subdirs etc etc.
c) consistent VPATH support.
d) multicompiler dependencies (not that I personally use it much, I'm
gcc most everywhere)
e) non-recursive makefiles of a reasonable size.

Makefile.in's aren't good or bad in raw form IMO.


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